The Black Lives Matter Movement

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The Black Lives Matter movement has swept across America. It 's branched out with chapters in over 31 cities and held rallies and boycotts across the United States(Sidner). The Black Lives Matter movement started with the outrage of the death of a young man. It continues to take over headlines and raise awareness on police brutality and inequality. However, the movement has met resistance from the All Lives Matter group. This group thinks that Black Lives Matter is a movement to express hatred towards other races. However, statistics, the views of fellow citizens, and the overall purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement, can prove that the movement wasn 't meant to express hate on other races and that we need to support the movement instead of going against it. It all started with the death of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was talking on the phone when he realized someone was following him. Scared for his life, he decided to run. George Zimmerman, the man who was following Trayvon Martin, called the police and claimed there was a suspicious man in the neighborhood. He was advised to stay in the car, but instead, he confronted Martin. The confrontation ended with Zimmerman shooting and killing Martin. After many trials and protests, the jury decided that George Zimmerman was not guilty. Outraged by the outcome of the trial, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi looked to social media for support and created "#BlackLivesMatter." At the time, critics though

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